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lewis, also the first woman to be executed in virginia, convicted of plotting the murder of her husband and stepson for insurance money. she died by way of lethal injection, speaking her final words to her daughter, saying i want kathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry, end quote. protestors outside the prison argued lewis was treated unfairly in that case. martha: right now, we are awaiting a major hearing on the voter intimidation case that involves the new black panther party. one of the key government players in this controversy is about to give his side of this story. steve centanni is live at the u.s. commission on civil rights in washington. steve, bring us up to date on where this case stands now and who we expect to hear from today. >> reporter: we expect to hear from two lawyers in the justice department, both of whom recommended going ahead with prosecution of this case. now, let me take you back to 2008, the election day, the presidential election, ale pooing place in philadelphia, where three new black panther party members were standing outside, wearing black paramilit
to death in virginia. >> teresa lewis' case gained international attention not only because of her gender. also activists argued she lacked the intelligence to mastermind the crime. jim sciutto now reports from virginia's death row. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a cold and calculating crime. asking her lover and a friend to kill her husband and stepson, to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. in a jail house interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i wsh i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and crucially, court-appointed doctors found she only has an iq of 72. just 2 points above the legal minimum for execution in virginia. a duke university psychologist who examined her for the defense concluded, teresa's functional mental age is in the range of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices sonia sotomayor and ruth bader ginsburg, who voted to stay her execution. and thousands on the web. f
to death last night in virginia. teresa lewis had been convicted for arranging the murders of her for arraracng the murders of her activists argued lewis was not net intelligent enough to carry out the plot. in her last words lewis apologized for the crime. >>> president obama has private meetings with world leaders in new york today as his u.n. visit wraps up. >> the president focused on the mideast during a major address yesterday. another speaker made remarks so controversial some people left the room. t.j. winick has more from the u.n. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. the morning session here at the united nations really belonged to president obama, who spoke about his hopes for mideast peace. the afternoon session belonged to iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, who also spoke about peace but struck a much fern president just weeks after the administration relaunched direct talks between the two sides. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know t
in nearly a century, the state of virginia has carried out an execution on a woman. last night, 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection for arranging the slayings of her husband and stepson to collect a quarter of a million dollar insurance policy. >>> stunning video out of indonesia. a small plane crashed and burst into flames during an air show being watched by hundreds of school children. a pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft and is now in critical condition. >>> a pakistani scientist known as lady al qaeda has been sentenced to 86 years in prison for trying to kill u.s. soldiers and intelligence officers in afghanistan. >>> startling findings from a government study that shows one in five gay and bisexual men in the united states, 20% have the hiv virus. nearly half of those do not know they are infected. that compares to an overall american hiv rate of just 0.5%. >>> 1950s entertainer eddie fisher who sparked one of the greatest showbiz scandals of the 20th century when he left his wife for elizabeth taylor has died. he died due to complications from
of virginia carried out an execution on a woman. last night 41-year-old these have lewis was put to death for arranging the murders of her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. >>> a small plane crashed and burst into flames during an air show watched by hundreds of schoolchildren. the pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft and is in critical condition. >>> a pakistani scientist known as lady al qaeda has been sentenced to 86 years in prison for trying to kill u.s. soldiers and intelligence officers in afghanistan. >>> startling findings from a government study that shows one in five gay and bisexual men in the united states, 20%, have the hiv virus. in nearly half of those, they do not know they are infected. that compares to an overall american hiv rate of just 0.05%. >>> 1950s entertainer eddie fisher who sparked one of the greatest show business scandals when he left debbie reynolds for elizabeth taylor has died. he died due to complications from recent hip surgery. eddie fisher was 82. . >>> now here's your "first look" at how wall street will kick off th
-- for the first time in nearly a century, the state of virginia has carried out an execution on a woman. last night, 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection for arranging the claims of her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. >>> and and air show watched by hundreds of school children plane crash. the pilot the only aboard and now in critical condition. >>> and lady al qaeda sentenced to 86 years in prison for trying to kill a u.s. soldier and intelligence officers in afghanistan. >>> a government study shows one in five gay and bisexual men in the united states, 20% have the hiv virus and nearly half of those do not know they are infected. that compares to an overall american hiv rate of just one-half of one percent. >>> 1950s entertainer eddie fisher sparked one of the greatest showbiz scandals when he left actress debbie reynolds for elizabeth taylor has died. this, due to complications from recent hip surgery. eddie fisher was 82. >>> now here's an early look how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,662 after falling 76 points
americaspeakingout.com. what will raise the curtain today in sterling, virginia is an outline of an agenda we'd like to see democrats bring to the floor this week, today, that will focus on getting this economy moving again, getting spending under control, and, yes, it includes rolling back the, both the failed economic policies and broadly rejected government takeover of health care enacted last march. >> one of the things that is talked about in the pledge is about job creation and among the ideas there is a 20% reduction in income tax for small businesses. how is that fundamentally different than all of the small business initiatives that have already been proposed by the obama administration? >> well, what we are really talking about is a 20% reduction, immediately, on the bottom line of every small business owner and family farmer in america. but, you're also going to hear republicans today standing out here, as i am in front of front of a small business in sterling, virginia, you're going to hear republicans talk today about congress ought to be acting to make sure there is no tax increase on
, some people say, rode in on the obama wave. the virginia 5th district is conservative leaning and mccain won it with 50.6% of the vote. it is traditionally a republican stronghold and has become somewhat less so. and it is represented by a democrat. >> virginia's 5th district is the size of new jersey and it is a triangle shape with the sharltsville region, home to the university of virginia and thomas jefferson's home down to the south side of virginia, north carolina border that includes the city of martinsville, danville and part of lynchburg. the economy has hit the district hard. their unemployment tops 20%. it's bad, but not quite as bad as elsewhere in the district. there is unemployment continues to be a problem throughout the district. there have been a number of foreclosures, obviously like everywhere. people who have their jobs, their pay has stagnated for the last few years. so it's certainly a big problem here. tom perriello is a moderate democrat. whereas on some of the big ticket priorities on president obama and the democrats, he voted in favor of health care r
right. breaking news overnight because this is happening in virginia. a woman has been executed for the first time in almost 100 years. theresa lewis was convicted in 2003 of plotting the murder of her husband and stepson. she apparently wanted their insurance money. she died by lethal injection. lewis' final words were for her stepdaughter. >> miss lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want kathy to know i love her. and i'm very sorry. >> protesters were outside the prison arguing that lewis was treated unfairly, apparently he was very close to the i.q. line where you're not supposed to get executed. police trying to figure out who killed a nicaraguan diplomat in his apartment in the bronx here in new york. he was found on the floor. his throat had been slashed. this just hours before he was scheduled to attend the u.n. general assembly. witnesses say there was a fight in the apartment the night before the murder. police believe he probably knew his killer. >> people filling sandbags now all across southern minnesota and western wisconsin. that's going to happen a
, virginia where the president is holding a backyard discussion on healthcare reform. hreuts listen in. >> you have millions of people who are unemployed. you have hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their homes. there is a lot of apbg sit and stress out there. so much of our focus day-to-day is try to figure out how do we make sure that this recovery that we're slowly on starts accelerating in a way that helps folks all across the country? but when i ran for office i ran not just in anticipation of a crisis, i ran because middle class families all across the country were seeing their security eroded, partly because between the years 2001 and 2009 wages actually went down for the average family by 5%. we had the slowest job growth of any time since world war ii. the "wall street journal" called it the lost decade. and part of the challenge for families was is that even as their wages and incomes were flat lining their costs of everything from college tuition to healthcare was skyrocketing. and so what we realized was we had to take some steps to start dealing with these under
with the latest. >> reporter: later today, president obama heads to northern virginia to mark the six-month anniversary of the health care reform law, hailing some of the new protections that take effect this week. 4-year-old myra rakers' life will change this thursday in ways she's probably too young to understand. >> in the next couple of days, the most sweeping set of consumer protections go into law. >> reporter: protections like a ban on insurance companies imposing a lifetime limit on essential health benefits. just four years into her life, myra has had a kidney transplant and already hit her $500,000 lifetime coverage cap. >> they won't pay the claims. >> reporter: come september 23rd the insurance companies won't have a choice. >> just a huge weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. >> reporter: insurers will no longer be allowed to deny coverage to children even if they have pre-existing conditions, or stop providing coverage to customers because of technical errors on past applications. of course, these consumer protections don't come without a cost. >> impact is likely
this plant in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain old incandescent lightbulbs. new energy standards will all but ban the bulbs over the next four years, forcing millions to switch to compact fluorescents. most of which are made overseas. seems the invention that thomas edison perfected 130 years ago is flickering and fading. >> this is edison's private experimental room at the laboratory. one of the things he was working on a lot in the late 1880s and early 1890s were ways of improving the electric lamp. >> reporter: edison historian paul israel says the great inventor would be torn about the change. >> on the one hand, he would have been disappointed. on the other hand, edison was always somebody kind of looking forward. one of the things he was always very interested in was more efficient ways to generate electricity. so he would have seen that as the future. >> reporter: the incandescent bulb might be edison's most important innovation. notorious for getting by on a few hours' sleep, he wanted to transform the world into a 24-hour culture by lighting up the night
a lot to actually gallon virginia nice the left. in fact yesterday at a chamber luncheon in anchorage, berkowitz reached out and endorsed her. the folk that are coming around here are not perceived as conservative, but they have policies of the past rather than recognizing the situation we are in right now. jenna: let's talk a little bit about the two party system. you've called yourself a constitutional conservative. do you believe the way the government is running right now with the two party system is the way that the founders intended it to run or is this country at a political crossroads today. >> it's at a political crossroads in the sense that this nation as a whole, not only here in ask but in many other states week nicest that we cannot go forward with the system we have in great, growing government, growing fiscal debts that are making the country financially. and it is time for one of the parties, and i think that is best placed in the republican party to catch that understanding and put into effect a system that reverses the growth of government. it's an opportunity to skh
the november election. we're joined by former governor of virginia, doug wilder, the first african-american governor. good morning to you, governor. >> good morning, gretchen, brian. always good to be here. >> gretchen: good to have you as well. so what do you make of what the president said and then when you look at the support and how that's dwindling in the african-american community, 26% of democrats now say they're excited compared with 80% when president obama was elected. >> that's the real issue. it's not really an issue as to whether people don't still want to see president obama do well. most people in the nation want to see him do well, want to see the nation do well. the real question is is there a transference effect. is he able to say, listen, vote for such and such a people or such and such a persons because if you do that, it could help me. now, you got midterm elections almost a month away. you've got people looking pretty bad in some instances, particularly in the congress and the house. and is it enough at this time to do that? when you have this lady in atlanta
says is entirely correct. there are democrats running on these principles we saw in west virginia, ellen mollohan was defeated in the primary, alverio ran on tea party principle, smaller government and fiscal restraint. so we are starting to see that shift that's that is going to correct on the democratic side. jenna: does that mean the tea party is about backing republicans? >> no, and to go with matt's earlier point that we just haven't been able to find democrats at the national level, and i would also caution that there are democrats out there, running as false conservatives, because their first goal as a politician is to get reelected and that's what we have to be careful of i think at the state level an certainly in new york and in the new york metro, we have many democrats who align with our principles, but if they want to run, their party will not let them identify with the tea party. jenna: david, let me stay with you for a second, because there's a lot that's been said about the tea party and who makes it up. in fact, colleen from madison, alabama, wrote us and asked who
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